Chitol Macher Muitha Recipe

Chitol Macher Muitha is very popular dish in Eastern India. It is served in any special occasion with steamed rice or polao.

Ingredients for preparing Chitol Macher Muitha:

  • Chitol fish : 500 gm
  • Potato : 2 pieces (boiled & smashed)
  • Potato : 3 pieces (cubed)
  • Onion paste : 3 pieces
  • Ginger paste : 2 tbsp
  • Coriander powder : 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder : ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder : 1 tsp
  • Cardamom : 2 pieces (grounded)
  • Cinnamon sticks : 2” (grounded)
  • Clove : 2 pieces (grounded)
  • Tomato puree : 100 gm
  • Green chillies : 4 pieces (chopped)
  • Ghee : 1 tsp
  • Oil : as required
  • Bay leaves : 2 pieces
  • Salt : to taste
  • Sugar : 1 tsp

Procedure for preparing Chitol Macher Muitha:

  • Hold the fish with your left hand, use the tip of a sharp steel tablespoon to scrap the fish lengthwise with gentle strokes to separate the flesh from the bones & scales.
  • Add 2 tbsp of water to the scraped fish & mix well.
  • Add smashed potato, 1 tsp of ginger paste, 1 tsp of onion paste, ½ tsp of red chilli powder, ½ tsp of sugar, green chillies & salt. Mix well.
  • After rubbing a little oil on your hands divide the mixture into 4 flat patties.
  • Boil 2 cups of water & add fish patties, cover & boil for 2 minutes.
  • Uncover & turnover the fish patties & cook till the patties float into the water.
  • Drain out the water & let it be cool.
  • Cut the patties into cubes & make muitha with your hands.
  • Heat oil in a kadai & deep fry the cubed potatoes.
  • Drain & keep aside the potatoes.
  • Deep fry the muithas & keep aside.
  • Add little more oil in kadai. Add bay leaves, remaining onion paste & fry in low heat.
  • Add remaining sugar, ginger paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder & tomato puree. Cook till oil releases.
  • Add fried potatoes & ½ cup of water.
  • Add muithas & cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add ghee & garam masala.
  • Remove from heat & serve hot.